Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Brimfield Flea Market in July is HOT and sort of quite with a lot  fewer dealers. 
This dealer sells the most wonderful garden fountains etc.  Walking through this area is so refreshing!

There were two pristine crazy quilts both with the same date 1882.  
Each was small but wonderful.  The edging was beautifully done.

The edge with the flower and leaves ends on the right with the herringbone stitch binding.  The fern design is the edging of the
second quilt.

I did find a few treasures.  I couldn't resist this roll of  2" ribbon  .... I can see it as a border on a wall hanging 
I was concerned about running out of 4mm black laquer sequins for my current project.  I tried to order more from Langlois-Martin in France but they closed for vacation until the end of August. 
I found this piece of damaged trim that is about 10" wide and 2 yards long for $20!!  I can rescue more than enough 4mm black laquer sequins to finish my project.  The bugle beads will probably find a home as well.

Thanks Nicki-Lee I couldntt resist this quilt top.  Its not nearly as pretty as yours but I might get to some Crazy quilting on it eventually!! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

I have spent the last week trying to figure out what my background would be.  When I do something like this I need lots of  the item so I have enough to finish without running out.  So I have been counting squares and beads to estimate if I have enough.  

This is the pattern I have decided on.   I have enough of the gold and black beads but the 4mm black lacquer sequins, item I need the most of,  I am iffy on the. I would order another hank from  Langlois-Martin but they are on vacation till the end of August.
I am pretty sure I have enough 4mm to finish the perimeter and if I run out I plan to switch to 5mm for the center bits. 

Brimfield starts tomorrow so I will be off poking around there for the rest of the week.
Then back to business on Saturday!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

I am in the process of assembling this quilt.  Its boring stuff with no pretty pictures so I thought I would post some close-ups. 

Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July!